Nearly $200,000 In Grants Distributed To Help Improve Historic Preservation Across National Park System

Nearly $200,000 is being distributed across the National Park System to help staff use science and technology for historic preservation.

The $195,000 comes from the agency's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

“These innovative projects are developing new technologies or adapt existing technology to preserve our nation’s historic cultural resources,” said Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. “We are pleased to provide assistance for these programs that are bringing the best skills and technology of the present to preserve the treasures of the past.”

The eight grants range from $8,000 to $25,000 for projects to better understand the range of climate change impacts on cultural landscapes, and the creation of a community-driven online project highlighting diverse Asian Pacific Islander historic resources throughout the country.

Since 1994, the Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, Louisiana, has funded science and technology projects in historic preservation. The center strives to create new technologies and training opportunities to preserve prehistoric and historic resources throughout the United States.

Asian Law Caucus

Asian Pacific Islander Historic Sites Map

$20,000.00

Harvard College

Application of Biotechnology Technique for Accurate Identification of Regional Localization of Mammalian Materials in Native American Cultural Heritage

$25,000.00

Philadelphia University

Energy modeling of history buildings, improving simulation and verification techniques

$25,000.00

State University of New York

Preserving Timber Framing Structures with Non-destructive Evaluation of Critical Joinery

$25,000.00

National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Conservation Center

Cone and friction Cone Penetrometer Applications to Archeological Organic Midden Deposits

$25,000.00

University of Colorado Denver

Genetic Sequencing in the Bacterial Analysis of Mercury Treated Collections

$25,000.00

University of Delaware

Simple Rapid Corrosion Tests with Quantitative Image Analysis for Materials Restoration

$8,000.00

University of Oregon

A Preliminary Manual of Policy and Management Responses to Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes

$25,000.00

Total

$195,000.00